Washington Area Women's Foundation

The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

In today’s rundown: Honoring the most influential businesswomen in the region.  A new study finds the best pathways to the middle class.  And why women veterans rock.

— Later today 25 women, including Women’s Foundation President Nicky Goren, will be honored by the Washington Business Journal.  Each year the Business Journal holds the Women Who Mean Business Awards to recognize “influential, powerful and trailblazing women.”  Congratulations to Nicky and all of the other honorees!

— Georgetown University has released a new report that examines the best education and labor pathways into the middle class.  Career Clusters: Forecasting Demand for High School Through College Jobs, 2008 – 2018, found that “decent jobs” still exist for those who have high school diplomas, but no higher education; however, there are not enough of those jobs to go around.  The report also confirms that women need a postsecondary education to earn the same wages as men with high school diplomas.

The Washington Informer details an event held last week to honor women veterans.  The Informer says that women are the fastest growing group of veterans in the country.